Outdoor Storage Bench Solutions

There are many different kinds of outdoor storage benches to choose from. Generally they come in kit form, unpainted, so you can finish them exactly the way you’d like to. As for price, they tend to range between $100 and $150. You could buy your own materials, of course, but it’s nice if you get most of your materials from a kit.

If you search on Amazon, you can see some if you just type ‘outdoor storage bench’.

The Suncast PB6700 Patio Bench goes for between $105 and $115.

Rubbermaid might be the way to go. It’s got a stylish plastic version, called their Rubbermaid Patio Storage Bench, Dark Platinum #3764. It goes for $130.61 and looks nice with a sunburst design on the back instead of some ugly design. It only takes about four minutes to put up.

Suncast makes a simple deck box that can also double as a simple bench. Customers love it and give it great reviews. Suncast also makes their Suncast SS1000 Storage Seat, which is smaller and very inexpensive.

The moral of the story is, always go to Amazon, even if Amazon isn’t the place you’re going to purchase your things and look at their reviews (if they carry the model that you’re looking for, of course).

The Lutyen Storage Bench doesn’t look like a bench that you’d ever want to put outdoors: it’s gorgeous! This bench is as comfortable as it is beautiful with its high back and rounded arms!

As you can see, there are lots of options for excellent outdoor storage solutions, even if you don’t have room for a shed. A nice, roomy, storage bench will go a long way.

Do You Need Storage Shed Windows?

When you’re building a storage shed, you’ll want storage shed windows. Remembering that you want your storage shed to be easy to build, it’ll be best if you can just cut a rectangular hole in the plywood, inset the window, and affix screws that you can drill in with a drill and bit (using sealant around the edge to make sure that it doesn’t leak).

I’ve found them on eBay before for $46. They have some interesting shapes, even ones which have rounded tops, so your storage shed doesn’t have to look ugly like most of them do if they’re just rectangles with no windows. The frames are generally made from aluminum, and they can be just as easily used in tree houses or playhouses as they could be used in a storage shed. After all, a tree house is just basically a storage shed in the sky.

The one that I saw had a outside dimension of 15 1/2″ x 22 1/2″ and a cut-hole size of 14 1/2″ x 21 3/4″. They tend to have a white frame, but they also come in brown or with a J-channel mount.

You can also find crank-out windows in case you want good ventilation, or if you’re actually building either a play house, tree house, or lawn house. There’s no reason at all that you couldn’t make a fun tree house as well as a storage shed once you see how much fun it is. The kids will love you for it. They need a place which they can call their own.

Generally those windows are attached using #8 x 1″ pan-head screws.

Storage shed windows don’t have to be dull, either. There are plans out there for a Colonial-style Storage Shed. This would make a nice little project. They say that you’d be spending between $1600 and $2000 for the shed once it’s done, which seems very reasonable considering that it’s actually two rooms. One is a 4 x 10 foot storage area and the other is a 10 x 12 ft. children’s playroom.


They give you a sixteen-step process, with photos, which will really help if you’re going to make this shed. They first show you could make the floor, building it on top some cement blocks, laying cross beams, nailing plywood on top of the floor. They have an option to ‘see all sixteen steps’ which is handy. If you’re going to build your own shed, you can see that there are many different ways you could build the shed.

Always make sure that you follow all rules applicable in your area about building a shed. That would be a shame if you were to build a shed, only to find that the neighborhood association doesn’t allow them. Note how just the difference of the use of interesting roofing materials changes the whole mood of the thing from it being boring, to it being interesting. Here you can see the kind of windows they put into their shed. They don’t have to be very fancy to look nice.

You should study many different plans before you finalize your own shed. If you don’t understand part of the process before you begin, you might end up having problems later down the road. If you’re looking for interesting storage shed windows, consider the overall feel of the shed once you’re done.

Rack Shelving For Your Storage Shed

If you’re searching for an excellent way to help keep all of your tools organized and out of the weather, then consider placing rack shelving in your storage shed. Many people spend hours on end taking care of their lawns and gardens but when it comes to keeping their tools organized, they have a hard time. This is especially true where smaller tools are concerned because the smaller they are, the harder it is to keep up with them. However, the task of staying organized can be made easier by using rack shelving.

There is a wide variety of rack shelving available making it fairly easy to find the ones that would suit your needs the best. You can find a huge selection of corner shelves, tall shelves and wide shelves to fit any size shed. Arrow storage building racks are very popular for being durable and many are designed to meet specific storage needs. You’ll need to find rack shelving that is suited for your particular storage shed design so, it’ll fit better and you can get the most storage space.

Adding rack shelving in your storage shed is easy especially if you do it the right way. You need to start by cleaning out the shed and making any necessary repairs. Next, decide where you would like to place the shelves in the shed and how many you will need. You may want two racks to line up along the side of the building or one down the side and a corner rack. Once you make this decision, you need to measure the space you have in these locations so you’ll know what size shelves you need to purchase.

After you purchase the racks and get them in place, you can begin organizing all of your tools in whatever order is convenient for you. If you have a tendency of changing things around every so often, you can buy rack shelving on wheels. This makes it easy to switch places and move things around anytime you’re ready to make a change. It also makes it easier to keep your shed clean.

Adding rack shelving in your storage shed is an excellent idea that can make a huge difference in how well you keep your tools organized. This will help to keep all of your tools in good shape and your storage shed will always be neat and orderly, just like the rest of your home.

Solar Shed Light: Why Should You Get One?

You may think there is no need for a shed light, but have you ever needed to get something from your storage building at night? If your shed doesn’t have a light, you may be in trouble. A flashlight is often not enough to navigate a storage building.

If your shed doesn’t have a light, you probably don’t want to get a regular light for your shed, since it would involve digging, pulling electricity from the house, etc. Instead, find a solar shed light and install it in no time. You’ll also have the advantage of free shed lighting, since the solar lights are using natural sunlight to get charged.

Solar shed lights at Amazon.com